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tween screen limits

Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Tweens

Tweens think they're more digitally savvy than they are. Digital parenting expert Elizabeth Milovidov gives advice on setting screen limits for tweens.
listening to your kids

Teen Coach: It’s Magic When You Really “Listen Up” to Your Kids

How many times has your child felt the frustration of being unsuccessful in communicating to you important information, because you weren’t really listening? And how many times has your child snapped back at you, talked a mile a minute, or shut down, all acts that may be the equivalent of shouting “Listen up!”?
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The Essential Parisian Back to School Survival Guide

C’est la rentrée! INSPIRELLE's handy back-to-school survival guide will make getting back to school as stress-free as possible for you and your family!
Oriana Timsit School Choices

Teen Scene: The Difficult Choice between Fromage and Cheesecake

It’s hard to believe that just one month ago I was landing in New York with a very busy schedule and some important decisions to make. Now it’s time to go back to school in Paris. Yes, the dreaded “rentrée” has arrived. But before I return to sneakers, alarm clocks and the airless metro wagons of line 13 (or as I call it: purgatory on wheels), let me recap my summer.
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Digital Parenting: The Inside Scoop on Screen Limits for Teens (Part 3)

Parents of teens are in the forefront of digital parenting challenges as they live with young people who have grown up in a digital world, who seem fearless as they navigate the digital highway and who display mindboggling ease with swiping, tapping and switching screens. What are they up to online, and what should parents be concerned about?
parents coping with fatigue

The Motherhood Diaries: Living with Chronic Fatigue

Last week, I plopped down onto the sofa, baby in arms ready for a feed, and asked my husband to pass me a bib. Ever obliging, he brought it over and proceeded absentmindedly to tie the thing around my neck. Once I realized this was not a joke and got over the hysterics than ensued, it struck me just how tired he must be. And how tired I am. All the time.
bicultural child

Which School System for my Bicultural Child?

Feeling lost in an education system that's not your own? Find what works for you and your bicultural child with this helpful advice.
picky eater likes his food

Picky Eater Saga: He Likes It!

Imagine my joy and relief when I discovered my picky eater put on weight the last few months! For the past few months, my little bub has not gained any weight. This all changed when we took a recent trip to NYC and discovered new non-gluten tasty treats.

Minecraft: An Epic Cheat Sheet for Parents

If you are the parent of a child aged 5-17, you have undoubtedly heard of Minecraft. The phrase ‘heard of,’ in most cases being a euphemism for ‘struggled with.’ If left unmonitored, your child would pretty much play this video game non-stop and would use seemingly nonsensical phrases that you may have trouble decrypting.